An inspiring afternoon, with the Seniors from Casco Bay High School walking from Congress Square to the Post Office, where ALL of them mailed college applications. People were cheering from balconies, stores, and bus stops. Middle school students and CBHS juniors lined the parade route yelling, waving signs and screeching. CBHS is an inspiring school and this was a great Portland Public Schools moment. Always proud of my city - never more so than today.
In November, I accepted an invitation from the Canadian Government to spend a couple of days in Fredericton to discuss Maine' s relationship with New Brunswick. Canada is Maine's largest trading partner, and New Brunswick accounts for a very significant proportion of that partnership. We spent time learning about border security and various trade intiatives and issues between Maine and New Brunswick. We also spent a morning at New Brunswick's unicameral Legislative Assembly, enjoying the contrasts between their approach to lawmaking (including a lively question period) and our own. In the photo I am signing the guest book at the assembly.
Erik C. Jorgensen represents Maine House District 41 - Part of Portland. This blog represents his own opinions and not those of the Maine Legislature, Maine Democrats, or anyone else. To read more about me, click here